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Afro-Descendant & Indigenous: News & Updates
October 13, 2015
assassination of 70-year-old Sebastian Córdova Sajic, a human rights defender and spiritual leader and one of few survivors of genocide against the Ixil Maya indigenous people in El Quiché Department
RRN Case Update
October 1, 2015
Colombian Constitutional Court rules in favor of Las Pavas community land-holders
RRN letter [excerpted]
August 11, 2009- sent to the president and vice-president of Colombia
September 25, 2015
unjust 2-year detention and false criminal charges against Saúl Méndez and Rogelio Velásquez, members of the people’s organized resistance to a hydroelectric dam project in Santa Cruz Barillas, Huehuetenango Dept.
September 23, 2015
intimidation of and shots fired outside the office of CALAS, an environmental group denouncing abuses by Tahoe Resources mining company in Santa Rosa Dept.
September 12, 2015
assassination of Gilmer Genaro García Ramírez, Afro-descendant leader of Alto Mira y Frontera community in Nariño Dept.
August 1, 2015
death threats to Miguel Briceño, leader of the peasant farmer community of El Povenir in Puerto Gaitán Municipality, Meta Department
July 26, 2015
unjust detention of Bernardo Ermitaño López Reyes, member of the Council of Mayan People and community leader with high profile in the people’s organized resistance to a hydroelectric dam project in Santa Cruz Barillas, Huehuetenango Dept.
July 13, 2015
attack on Alfredo López, correspondent for Radio Progreso and the network of Garífuna community radio stations
July 2, 2015
surveillance of Berenice Celeita, Director of the Research and Social Action Association (NOMADESC) at her home in Bogotá